Pope Benedict XVI today encouraged priests to make good use of digital media to spread the Gospel, and stressed that competence in using it should be part of a seminarian’s formation.
The Holy Father made the statement in his message for the 44th World Communications Day whose theme this year is The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word.
The message was released with tomorrow’s date, the feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalists.
The full text of his message can be found here.
An accompanying message from Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, is here.
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